Rounding Out Your Education
Make the most of college by rounding out your classroom learning with other experiences and activities that complement and help you apply what you learn in the classroom. Learn on campus through ECE and School of Engineering and Applied Science activities; go further afield and apply what you are learning in internships; or go even further and study abroad for a semester through one of our programs.
Study abroad programs are fantastic opportunities to broaden your education. Students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering can take advantage of new study abroad programs that the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) has arranged with partner universities, or work with their advisors to develop study abroad options in other countries.
Internships and Jobs
The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) provides internship and career support through the SEAS Career Services Center. Students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are encouraged to make the most of their college experience by taking advantage of the programs and services offered by the SEAS Career Services Center.
Activities and Organizations
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosts a number of student activities and chapters of national engineering societies. Look through this list to find organizations of interest to you.
AOE (Alpha Omega Epsilon)
GW's AOE Chapter Website
AOE National Organization Website
Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority composed of female engineering students and alumnae. The sorority was founded on November 13, 1983, and four months later, on March 22, 1984, became a recognized organization on the Marquette University Campus. The idea of uniting female engineers of all curricula spread to other campuses. As a result, we have twenty chapters.
EWB (Engineers Without Borders)
GW's EWB Chapter Website
EWB National Organization Website
Engineers Without Borders is an international, non-profit organization that partners student engineers with professional engineering mentors to create sustainable, technological solutions for communities in the developing world.
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
GWU IEEE Student Branch Counselor: Dr. Dehghanian
IEEE Local Branch Website
IEEE National Organization Website
The IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 377,000 individual members in 150 countries. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others.
GW Optical Society
Email GW OSA
OSA National Organization Website
GW Optical Society is a student-run organization at The George Washington University interested in the promotion of optical science and technology. Their mission is to provide exciting educational, networking, and outreach activities for the members and the GWU community. Anyone interested in optics and physics is encouraged to attend their events.
GW Tech Collective
Email GW Tech Collective
GW Tech Collective is a group of students at the George Washington University interested in technology and innovation. They pursue their interests through a combination of workshops, trips, lectures, and social events. They are open to all ideas. If you want to work on a project or learn more about a subject feel free to talk to them. They may not have the answers but they will at least try to point you in the right direction. If you are excited about any topic loosely related to science, technology, or engineering they are probably excited about it too.
NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)
GW's NSBE Chapter Website
NSBE National Organization Website
NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.” The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with more than 24,000 members, is one of the largest student-managed organizations in the country. NSBE is comprised of more than 270 chapters on college and university campuses, 75 Alumni Extension chapters nationwide and 75 Pre-College chapters.
SWE (Society of Women Engineers)
SWE National Organization Website
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.
Tau Beta Pi (The Engineering Honor Society)
TBP National Organization Website
Tau Beta Pi was formed to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges and to mark in a fitting way those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater, based on either distinguished scholarship and exemplary character (e.g., integrity, breadth of interests in and out of engineering, adaptability, and unselfish service) as students of engineering, or based on their attainments as alumni in the engineering field.
Theta Tau (Professional Engineering Fraternity)
Email Theta Tau
Theta Tau National Organization Website
Founded at the University of Minnesota in 1904, Theta Tau is the largest (as well as the oldest) professional fraternity in the field of engineering. Over 28,000 have been initiated over the years. With emphasis on quality and a strong fraternal bond, the Fraternity has chapters only at ABET accredited schools. Theta Tau follows carefully a program in the selection and development of its members that stresses the importance of high professional ethics and exemplary practices. Within each chapter, the Fraternity stimulates professional activity and social compatibility; provides a framework for group participation in campus, community, engineering, and fraternity affairs; and promotes lasting friendships - a lifetime of brotherhood in an engineering environment.
Email GW Robotics
The purpose of the GWU Robotics Group is to provide an outlet for those of the George Washington community interested in robotics. The group will provide its members hands-on opportunities that relate to robotics that include, but are not limited to, field trips, speakers, and activities. Our main mission in the meantime is to become experienced enough to go to robotics competitions of our choosing.